Alumnus Tyler Howe is 'Take the Stage' finalist

Tyler competes in online singing competition
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Tyler competes in online singing competition
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Grand Valley alumnus Tyler Howe, ’12, is one of nine finalists in “Take the Stage,” the Myspace online singing competition produced by Viewer votes will choose who will win, receive $20,000 and get a contract with music manager Johnny Wright, who manages Justin Timberlake and the Jonas Brothers, among many other successful artists.

Howe, from Grand Rapids, decided to post a video online, along with thousands of other hopefuls, and was voted into the top 60. He eventually made it all the way to the top nine finalists featured in 18 weekly online episodes, which are filmed in Detroit.

Recognizing Independence Day, the current episode posted today features each of the finalists performing the national anthem. Viewers can vote once per day, and every music single by Howe purchased on iTunes counts as 25 votes. Cast your vote for Howe at